Aliens is a 1986 science fiction horror movie starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn and Paul Reiser. It is a sequel to the 1979 Alien. Directed by James Cameron from a story written by him and David Giler the film is more a high-paced, action adventure than the tense sci-fi horror of the first film.
In this film, Ellen Ripley (Weaver), the only human survivor of Alien, is rescued from space after more than fifty years in suspended animation. She learns that a colony has been founded on the original planet she visited. When contact is lost Ripley is drafted to assist a squad of gung-ho Marines to investigate.
This film is considered interesting by many critics for the feminist sub-texts that run through it.
Aliens has, as of 2003, two sequels: